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  • ActionScript
    Blog Action Day: Create a Virtual Wind Farm in ActionScript 3Preview
    The term wind farm refers to a group of wind turbines in one location used for production of electric power. Compared to the environmental effects of traditional energy sources, those of wind power are relatively minor. Wind power consumes no fuel and emits no air pollution, unlike fossil fuel power sources. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a virtual wind farm using ActionScript 3.0.Read More…
  • Roundups
    Blog Action Day: Climate Change Website RoundupPreview
    It's Blog Action Day 2009 and this year sees Climate Change as the hot topic. To kick off the Flashtuts+ contribution I thought I'd roundup a few Flash websites with a Climate Change theme. Specifically, I've focused on cars. The motor industry hasn't always been the most environmentally friendly sector, but it seems car manufacturers are trying to change. And they're using Rich Internet features to show us..Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    Top 20 Ways for Web Developers to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint200x200
    Climate change is greatly affected by our carbon footprint. As web developers, it may not seem that we make huge "footprints." We read our mail and news online (no paper), communicate with instant messenger and Skype (no stamps or letters), and many of us relax by watching video or TV shows online (no renting/buying physical DVDs). As a whole, web developers do a pretty good job reducing their carbon footprint. Yet there are plenty of ways that we can reduce our carbon footprints even further and treat Mother Nature a bit better. After all, every little bit helps when it comes to becoming more environmentally responsible. So here are the top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint each day. They're simple changes, but in the end they make a huge difference.Read More…
  • Web Development
    An Introduction to the Raphael JS LibraryPreview
    Raphael JS is a lightweight and super-sexy JavaScript framework that allows you to draw vector graphics in your browser! In this tutorial, I will introduce you to some basic drawing functionality, take a look at animation, provide DOM access and finally finish off by creating a cool widget for your site...Read More…
  • JavaScript
    The Ultimate Guide for Learning MootoolsCode
    Getting started with any type of framework can be an intimidating experience. To help, this week we have an in depth tutorial and long screencast to provide a crash-course for this popular JavaScript library. With so much focus on jQuery, it's easy to forget that Mootools is an equally powerful library with a huge following.Read More…
  • 3D
    Render a Funky Sound Visualizer with Away3D200x200
    In this tutorial I'll walk you through building a 3D compute spectrum. We'll use Away3D for the 3D Engine and make use of a sample song from the Envato asset library.Read More…
  • General
    Supercharge Website Performance With AWS S3 and CloudFront200x200
    We live in a world where people are increasingly expecting more and faster speeds. In fractions of a second, your website can lose valuable visitors and in turn, money. Although most people think CDNs are for the "big dogs", they're actually super cheap and incredibly easy to use these days. In this tutorial I'll show you how to setup and use Amazon's Web Services S3 and CloudFront to decrease website load time as well as show the performance differences.Read More…
  • News
    Winners of the Nettuts/Screenr "Fame and Fortune" Competition Announced200x200
    The results are in. After a week of community voting, we've selected the best five submissions to the Nettuts+/Screenr competition. Everyone did a fantastic job, but there can only be five winners! Let's see who they are. Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    Best of the Web: SeptemberSystemizing design
    September was yet another exciting month for web developers. New Javascript libraries, major acquisitions, and monster open source projects were some of the things that happened as Summer died out. And that's not including the usual plethora of excellent tips and articles published from top-notch web development sites. Read on for some of September's highlights in web development.Read More…
  • AIR
    Create a Drag and Drop MP3 Player with Adobe AIRPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll create an AIR drag and drop mp3 player. We'll work with the NativeDragManager class to handle the drag and drop, the NativeWindow class for the playlist, and some SQLLite to store information about our mp3 files to build a playlist.Read More…
  • General
    The Final Fight Between 5 Screencasts200x200
    Each day this week, we'll post five of the top twenty-five videos from the Nettuts+/Screenr competition. Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to review these short web development video tips and choose your favorite one in the poll below. How should you judge? Quite simply - there are no rules! Pick the one that helped you the most. The most chosen video each day will earn a spot in the top five at the end of the week! It's our last day of this fun screencast competition! Don't forget that voting is still open for the previous days as well. In this final day, you'll learn about CodeIgniter, creating private WordPress pages, and progressive enhancement with JavaScript! Show your support and vote for your favorite one below! Read More…
  • ActionScript
    An Introduction to Tweening with ActionScript 3.0Preview
    Flash is known for delivering rich interactive experiences with a lot of "eye-candy". Often, this eye-candy is achieved by means of animation and Flash has great animating capabilities. During this tutorial we'll discuss tweening; Flash's automated animation.Read More…